United States clinches most medals, women's basketball claims gold
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LONDON (AP) For the fifth straight Summer Olympics, American athletes will take home more medals than any other country. With only today's competitions remaining, the U.S. has locked up the overall medals race over China.
The U.S. has claimed 102 medals, 15 more than the Chinese. Americans are also leading the gold medal chase over China, 44-38.
More notes from the London 2012 Olympics:
- The Olympic tally for the United States stands at 41 straight wins and five consecutive gold medals in women's basketball. The Americans continued their Olympic domination with an 86-50 rout of France in the gold medal game in London. Candace Parker led the way with 21 points.
- When Mike Krzyzewski sends the men's team out against Spain in the Olympic gold medal game today, it will be his last as the U.S. coach. Krzyzewski has told The Associated Press he's stepping down from the role after seven years on the job. The highly accomplished Duke coach had left open the possibility of staying with the team beyond the London Games, but before practice on Saturday said these will be his last Olympics.
- Usain Bolt got the gold medal and another world record, too. The world's fastest man anchored Jamaican to victory in the men's 4x100 relay in 36.84 seconds to cap off his second straight 3-for-3 Olympics. The United States finished in 37.04 seconds, the old world-record time set by Bolt and the Jamaicans last year.
- Allyson Felix won her third gold medal of the London Olympics, giving the United States a 20-meter lead after the second leg on the way to win the 4x400-meter relay. The U.S. runners finished in 3 minutes, 16.87 seconds for the country's fifth straight Olympic title in the event.
- David Boudia won the men's 10-meter platform at the Olympics, giving the U.S. its first gold medal in diving since 2000. Boudia clinched the gold with his last dive, winning by 1.8 points over Qiu Bo of China.